The Division of Rheumatology, which is located at the Hospital for Special Surgery, provides rheumatology care for patients at York Avenue institutions; researches autoimmune and musculoskeletal conditions and translates findings into new therapeutics; and trains future rheumatology leaders. Physicians offer musculoskeletal care before, during and after a wide range of orthopedic surgeries. Research explores the underlying mechanisms of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, with the goal of translating findings into new therapies and improving patient care. The division also provides comprehensive education in rheumatology with a clinical training program that takes students to outpatient clinics in adult and pediatric rheumatology and orthopedic subspecialty clinics. Fellows in the three-year rheumatology training program collaborate with orthopedists, rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals, and are exposed to both clinical and research practices.